Jump Scares in Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990) screenshot
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) screenshot
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) screenshot
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 4 jump scares in Jacob’s Ladder, which has a jump scare rating of 1.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Several disturbing scenes throughout the movie however very few actual jump scares. The scene at the 1 hour 30 mark is probably the most significant and the only one likely to truly startle the audience.

Synopsis: A war veteran, Jacob, struggles to adjust to a normal life after returning from the Vietnam war as a series of disturbing occurrences blur the line between reality and delusion.

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Jump Scares: 4 (4 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Adrian Lyne

Runtime: 113 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Body Horror, Loner / Misfit, Mystery, Low Jump Scare

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers

Jump Scare Times

00:38:02 – Jacob sees some birds flying above him at the party.

00:39:19 – Jacob sees a horn come out of Jezzie’s mouth as she dances.

01:29:50 – A sudden cut to a car braking and hitting a bike might startle some viewers.

01:30:31 – Jacob sees the reflection of his son in the mirror and reaches out to touch it however a demon head appears and he pulls back.

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Jacob’s Ladder. [More info]

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